How Far is The Moon from Earth?
The distance of The Moon from Earth is currently 404,519 kilometers, equivalent to 0.002704 Astronomical Units. Light takes 1.3493 seconds to travel from The Moon and arrive to us.
The following chart shows the distance of The Moon from Earth as a function of time. In the chart the distance data is measured in Astronomical Units and sampled with an interval of 1 day.
The value of the reported distance might be somewhat inaccurate around the times of closest approach for objects passing extremely close to Earth.
Closest approach of The Moon to Earth
Between January 1600 and December 2499 the closest approach of The Moon to Earth happens on Wed Jan 13 2275 at a distance of 0.00238224 Astronomical Units, or 356,377 kilometers:
NOTE: values for the closest approach are computed with a sampling interval of 1 day.